Students from Student Study Service (KKN) Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) conducted medical check-ups that finished on Friday (25/02). The agenda had been held since Saturday (12/02) in Jaten, Argosari, Sedayu district, Bantul regions, Yogyakarta. It aimed to provide and improve community health maintenance.
The medical check-up comprises blood pressure, uric acid, height, weight, and abdominal circle measurement. People also get direct counseling for their daily diet to prevent several diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, and uric acid.
Aldi Baskoro, the KKN UAD student, explained that the health check-up program became a pilot program in the XIV.A.1 Unit aimed to raise the communities’ awareness of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. “The health check-up is our pilot program comprised of four Neighborhood Units (RT) in Jaten, RT 40, 41, 42, and 43 targetted 80 participants. Alhamdulillah, we accomplish the target,” said Aldi.
Roh Pitutur, the Chief in Jaten, explained that the people were enthusiasts and grateful for the medical check-up. He also mentioned in this current period, the health issue is an important and serious thing. Also, he appreciated the KKN UAD students that had succeeded in organizing the agenda.
Moreover, Wagiman, one of the Jaten people, admitted that he was grateful and supported by the health check-up. “The program helps us to comprehend the results. We also get a better understanding of hypertension, diabetes, and uric acid as soon as possible,” he said.
Besides this program, KKN UAD students and Field Supervisor (DPL), Wajiran, S.S., M.A., Ph.D. also conducted an education program for Washing Hands with Soap in supporting communities’ awareness of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  CHERD